UCLA - This non-scholarship performer is in his fourth season with the program...Ryan is a steady, consistent performer...An extremely bright student-athlete who has made the Director’s Honor Roll on eight occasions.
1999 - Saw limited action as a junior...Appeared in five games on offense, including 15 against Boise State and seven versus Fresno State and Arizona...Did not make a reception...Was also a member of the hands unit on special teams.
1998 - Appeared in four games on offense, playing seven snaps against Washington State and Miami...Made two receptions for 18 yards, both against Miami...One of those receptions measured 12 yards and accounted for a key first down on a late scoring drive.
1997 - Did not see action in his first year with the program. UC DAVIS - Attended UC Davis during the 1996-97 school year.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three years at Esperanza High School in Anaheim, CA for coach...Served as captain during his senior year (1995) and helped lead his team to the Sunset League title...Selected first-team All-Sunset League three times...Named first-team All-Orange County as a senior and second-team All-County as a junior...Set school career marks for receptions (116) and receiving yards (1,430)...As a senior , he also set school records for touchdowns (11) and interceptions (11) in one season...Made 41 receptions as a senior, 40 as a junior and 35 as a sophomore...Also earned two letters in track (1995 and 1996) and one in baseball (1994)...Named his baseball team’s Most Valuable Player in 1994 and helped his track team win the league title in 1995.
PERSONAL - Full name: Ryan Craig Wilkins...Parents: Dennis and Dianne Wilkins...Born: December 7, 1977 in Santa Ana, CA...Has two brothers - Shaun and Brett...Admires the style of play of San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice...Enjoys fishing, hunting and playing with his dog Heidi...His greatest athletic thrill came during his senior year in high school, when Esperanza defeated Los Alamitos, ranked No. 1 in the nation, for the Sunset League title...Member of Bruin Athletic Council, Gold Key National Honor Society and the Undergraduate Business Society...Earned spot on Director’s Honor Roll in Fall 1997 (3.13 GPA), Winter 1998 (3.85), Spring 1998 (4.00), Fall 1998 (3.90), Winter 1999 (3.68), Spring 1999 (3.77), Fall 1999 (4.00) and Winter 2000 (4.00)...Business Economics major.